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The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)

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Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Major Arun Khanna / Batra / Wahid
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Reshma / Ruksar
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Shaheen Zakaria
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I.S.I Chief Ishak Khan
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Mr. Zakaria
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Salman
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Major's sidekick
Yvonne Maverick ...
Government Agent (as Yvonne Czerny)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Militant
Deep Dhillon
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Security Guard
Shahbaaz Khan ...
Suleman
Khalid Mohamed ...
Militant
Pradeep Singh Rawat ...
Police Officer
Gene Snisky ...
Russian Terrorist (as Gene Snitsky)
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Storyline

Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at Khanna's engagement party to a fellow spy, Khanna's resolve is only strengthened. Now not only does he have to fight Khan, but he also has to track down his missing fiancee. Written by Ace_of_Hearts

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10 April 2003 (India)  »

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Budget:

INR 530,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$130,200 (USA) (11 April 2003)

Gross:

$269,194 (USA) (25 April 2003)
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This is the first Indian film that is also distributed in digital format in Indian cinemas. See more »

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Cool action movie!
29 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Hero is true to its title, especially with Sunny Deol playing the action hero. This is a the second Desi James Bond type movie that Sunny is doing (the first was Himmat in '96). The movie has an interesting direction, thanks to Anil Sharma, who directed the awesome patriotic action film, Gadar. Action in this movie is superb, especially the scene where Sunny falls 11,000 feet down and does not even get hurt (Sunny is known for doing his own death-defying stunts). I like that fight with that giant guy (I forget his name, but I know he is a famous wrestler) and the train climax. Amrish Puri is the greatest and most intriguing villain ever to hit the big screens, and only he could pull off his role as the ISI agent with élan (I do miss seeing him, but he will be remembered forever). (Only flaw was playing the same song repeatedly as it got annoying). The confrontation scenes between Amrish Puri and Sunny Deol are definitely worth watching. Anyways, there are twists and turns to keep you at the edge of your seat. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the movie!! Cheers!!


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